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A Book Analysis of 'The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living' by Fritjof Capra

A Book Analysis of 'The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living' by Fritjof Capra

by Stephen Gumboh

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Literature Review from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, Atlantic International University (School of Business and Economics), course: Seminar Cultural Development 1D, language: English, abstract: The book 'The Hidden Connections' by Fritjof Capra is premised on the study of living organisms. It is based on Capra's understanding of life as growing inevitably out of increasing complex of cell molecular relationships. Capra's belief is that life is a chain of networks and it is these networks that are the very essence of life. Capra tries to conceptualize this network concept in living systems by presenting a framework integrating the biological, cognitive and social dimensions of life. By integrating these three dimensions of life, Capra tries to justify the essence of the interconnections that equally exist in various human and social organizations. He does so by providing a systematic approach to life's critical issues which continue to have negative impacts on human and social organizations globally. The analysis brings up certain aspects of Capra's views of life and how society needed to be organized. These range from his urge for organizations to take a systematic approach to new ways of doing business by creating value systems and need to strive towards a sustainable society by redesigning technologies and social institutions without undue distraction of our natural environment. The analytical view to most of Capra's views of life is that these views may be situational and not binding to every humane and organizational activity of life. The conclusive view of the book is that it is not scientifically oriented to the level of a non - scientific mind as it brings with it a lot of human and organizational implications that hinge on social, cultural and religious aspects of life. Notwithstanding this fact, the overall scope of the book seems to cater for all intellectual areas of life and is masterpiece of its kind.

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ISBN-13: 9783656475880
Publisher: GRIN Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Sold by: CIANDO
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 14
File size: 288 KB

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